Nutcracker Ticket TricksGouging the Audience for Last Performance
Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:19 AM
I luckily bought a ticket in Row J center for $159 last week, including online fees before they raised their prices opportunistically. Look, it's a free market, NYCB is free to sell rows P and Q for whatever they can get. But I bet the prices of the artificially inflated seats will go down to $150 when they don't sell for $250.
I myself am tempted to sell my row J center ticket because I have other expenses that are pressing. It's on Craigslist, but I am greatly ambivalent about missing Mearns, Peck and Reichlen. Perhaps I should sell it, I've seen Nutcracker countless times.
But the raising of prices by $100 for inferior back orchestra seats just for this performance is SO tacky. Now they are selling the farthest back orchestra seats for $150 - those under the overhang. What do readers think of the last minute price increases? Would you be willing to pay $250 for row P or Q?
Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:53 AM
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:24 PM
What I'd like to know is, how NYC Ballet will price the P and Q row seats if they don't sell at $250. I have a strong suspicion the prices will go down to $150 again! That's the free market. I will wait and observe.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:52 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:35 PM
check out pricing on Ticketmaster to NYC area shows for Foster The People, Tool, Coldplay, etc. Runs from $47 - 428. Art is expensive in the Big Apple.
I guess I'm getting old. Never heard of Foster The People or Tool.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:17 AM
Why were they able to do this? Because Mearns, Peck, and Reichlen are cast for the last performance, that's why.
Hopefully you will get that cast. Last night Megan Fairchild substituted for Sara Mearns as Dewdrop -- and she was fabulous.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:36 AM
I'm glad to hear that M. Fairchild did well as Dewdrop. I think it suits her much better than Sugar Plum.
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